American Elephants

Please Pardon our Mess! by American Elephant
April 12, 2009, 6:36 am
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What the heck just happened???

Well, with it being a holiday weekend, and our 300,000th visitor and all, I thought it was about time to unveil our new look.  Many of you have mentioned how difficult it is to read white text on a dark background — and of course, you’re right. So that was the major reason for the new theme, but I also wanted to tinker with the look.

I still have tinkering to do and ideas to try, but nothing anyone would notice until its done.  At the very least, reading American Elephants should be a little easier on the eyes. I plan to continue changing the Header image from time to time as I have in the past. The Easter elephants are only temporary.

Two minor problems you may encounter for a little while:

1. hyperlinks in older posts will still be in white text as they were under the old theme, and

2. images in older posts may appear too large for the column.

But we will update those as quickly as we are able.

Please let us know how you like the new look, and how it works for you! If it is easier or harder to read, easier or harder to navigate, etc…If you like the old theme better, let us know. (I saved all the old code in case everyone hates the new look)

We are always looking to improve.  My hope is to make American Elephants more interesting and informative, but also more fun to read and visit. Please let us know what you like and what you don’t — it helps us improve. You can comment below, or use the contact link in the sidebar.

300,000! by American Elephant
April 12, 2009, 6:04 am
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Sometime yesterday, we had our 300,000th visitor to American Elephants! It may seem like chump change to all those big brutish blogs out there, and is probably quite the yawner to most, but we couldn’t be more happy! Well, yes we could, we could have a million visits — that would make us happier — or a million DOLLARS! Now we’re talking, baby! But of course, then Obama and the Democrats would just confiscate it and buy condoms for kindergartners or some such silly socialist thing. Sigh.

But back to the topic at hand…

Thank you!

We love our tiny, but steadily growing little blog, and most of all, we love you for coming by! We love your comments and conversation!

When we get our millionth visitor, we’re talking prizes! But until then, a modest little celebration seems in order…

Happy Birthday and Check the Oil! by American Elephant
August 23, 2008, 12:15 am
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American Elephants had our 1st birthday last week, and some time last night we had our 100,000th visitor. Not very exciting to anyone but us probably, but we are very excited and very grateful, especially to those of you who have not only visited, but keep coming back anyway!

We like our little blog, it’s definitely still a work in progress, lots of trial and error, but we’re very humbled that some other people seem to like it too. (and are willing to put up with the errors!) Please let us know if you have any ideas how we can make it better for you, we enjoy hearing the feedback!

Thanks to you all!

The Elephants

Time for an Oil Change! by American Elephant
February 15, 2008, 11:12 am
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Thanks to all of you, in just a little over 5 months since we first started posting, American Elephants passed 30,000 hits last weekend! This may be small potatoes to sites that generate many times that in just a day, but to us it is wonderful!

We thank you for coming back, thank those who have pointed others our way, and we will try very hard to keep improving our content so that you will keep coming back. As always, please feel free to use the comments or the contact page to tell us how we can make American Elephants better for you! We are very grateful to all of you!

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